> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Lane [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
> Sent: 24 May 2005 16:02
> To: Dave Page
> Cc: Ian FREISLICH; pgsql-patches@postgresql.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCHES] [PATCH] pg_autovacuum commandline 
> password hiding. 
> "Dave Page" <dpage@vale-housing.co.uk> writes:
> >> Which is exactly why we don't (and won't) provide such a switch.
> > Err, yes we do:
> Um, sorry, I totally misread Ian's patch as a proposal that we add a
> password switch (I hate unidiffs ;-)).


> I would argue actually that this switch is a horrible idea and we
> must take it out entirely.  The method Ian proposes for hiding the
> password after reading it is certainly not portable in the slightest,
> and even if we could make it work on all platforms (which we can't)
> I don't think it would be good enough, because there would still be
> a window where the superuser password was exposed to view before
> we could wipe it out.

Agreed. The attached patch should do the trick.

Regards, Dave

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